Summer Essentials

Summer essentials for a day at the beach


beach towel / coverup / bikini / sandals / book / water bottle / sunscreen / sunglasses


For this month’s B Bar linkup, I’m sharing my list of summer essentials (see other linkups here and here). When I first thought about my essentials for summer, I envisioned denim shorts, tank tops, fedoras and flip flops. The list quickly got out of control! Instead I decided to focus on a perfect summer day for me and that’s a day at the beach. Growing up in Minnesota, my summers were spent outdoors but we didn’t exactly have picturesque beaches at our disposal. Since moving to Arizona, escaping the 100+ temperatures to the beaches of California is one of my favorite summer activities (my personal favorite is Manhattan Beach!)


I purposefully kept to the essentials for this summer list: a colorful beach towel, a classic black bikini, a coverup and sandals in a hue that screams summer, a fun book (I’m reading this one right now, it would be a perfect beach read!), sunglasses and sunscreen to protect me from the rays and a water bottle to keep hydrated. Of course no day at the beach is complete without an ice cream cone in your favorite flavor!


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26 and Not Counting / Alyssa J Freitas / soak and simmer / The Not Quite Adult / Carrie Loves / The Yuppie Files / PRBlonde / Knowing Kelly / Something Good / Feathers and Stripes / Cassandra Monroe / Otherworldly / Sunny Side Up / Life Modifier / Leigh Clair / Rae Loves / Rose Colored Water / Rossetto / Fashion to a T / PreppyPanache / Emilie Lima Burke / Ember & March / Business Betties / with love from ellie / Mint Julep Girl / Love Peace and shimmer / Rae Everyday / Little Wild Heart / star-crossed smile / Perfect Enough For Us / LIFE BY BRI / Sorcha Eleanor / Brikasia / Dreams and Colour Schemes / Elana Lyn / Sequins & Strawberries / Pattern Me Pretty / Beauty and the Pitch / White Oak Creative / The Toppy Top / White Cabana / In The Grey / Taryn Williford / Cooper + Thames / Mrs. on the Move / Magnificent Temptations / Meg Biram / Victoria McGinley